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Subject: RE: strange source packaging?
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Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 22:28:06 +1000
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Earnie Boyd [mailto:earnie_boyd AT yahoo DOT com] 
> Sent: Friday, April 19, 2002 3:13 AM

> I'll add another penny to make it 2c.  I agree with Chris 
> that I'd rather already have the patch applied.  

Why? If it's for ease of use, then fine - I agree that what the user
receives should be patched. However that is somewhat orthogonal to how
the download is accomplished.

> I 
> differences from pristine supplied would be nice but if I 
> really care I would go and find the originals.  

That's not actually the point. The point is that with some minor
setup.exe tweaking, the source download can be done it two parts:
'pristine' + (patch[es] & scripts). Then when a local adjustment is
made, but the upstream hasn't released a new version, users can get the
new source trivially - setup should be smart enough to see the pristine
tarball in the /usr/src (or wherever) directory and just download the
appropriate patch set.

Rob

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